EXCLUSIVE: I’m a woman Star Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Stephane Graham are set to co-star alongside Daisy Ridley in Disney’s young woman and the sea. Joachim Rønning is on board to direct with Jeff Nathanson writing the screenplay and Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman producing. The film will premiere on Disney+.
It is based on Glenn Stout’s book which chronicles the daring journey of the first woman, Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle (Ridley), to swim across the English Channel in 1926. The daughter of a German butcher in Manhattan, Ederle was a competitive swimmer who won gold at the 1924 Olympics when she decided to attempt to cross the English Channel. She undertook the feat after first swimming 22 miles from Battery Park in New York to Sandy Hook, NJ, setting a record that stood for 81 years. She contracted with two newspapers and sold her story, thus funding her quest. There was actually a race between the women who would be the first to cross as only five men had done it before. Cobham-Hervey will play her sister.
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Cobham-Hervey steps out of her critically acclaimed role as musician and activist Helen Reddy in I’m a woman. His other recent credits include Hotel Mumbai and To burn. It is replaced by CAA and Anonymous Content.
Best known for his roles in Boardwalk Empire and Peaky Blinders, Graham was most recently seen in Marvel’s Venom: let there be carnage and Tom Hanks’ WWII photo Doggystyle. He is replaced by ICM Partners and LINK Entertainment.
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